Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Could the Senate refuse to seat Roy Moore?

By Washington Times, Nov. 27, 2017

If Roy Moore wins Tuesday’s special election for U.S. Senate in Alabama, after he takes the oath of office the Senate will have the authority to begin an ethics investigation into allegations that Moore engaged in nonconsensual or assaultive sexual conduct going back to the 1960s. No rule or precedent would stand in the way of the Senate investigating and adjudicating the allegations against Moore through its bipartisan Select Committee on Ethics. No rule or precedent would prevent the full Senate from imposing a sanction commensurate with any proven offense. If he is elected and seated, the Senate will have the power — if it chooses to exercise it and if the evidence established through the ethics process supports the outcome — even to expel Moore.

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